A lifelong passion for books and a very large yellow marmalade cat named Percy were the inspirations for this venture. We have a growing stock of rare, used, and out-of-print books in all genres available for purchase, and will be adding inventory to the site regularly.

Not on the site but available are many vintage paperbacks, once-read current paperback fiction, and miscellaneous ephemera. We welcome your want lists in all categories or your inquiry about a specific title.

  • Fat Cat Books
  • 400 West Cummings Park
    Woburn, MA 01801

Shop Hours: Mon-Wed 10a-4p or by appointment

Closed Holidays

You may reach us by email percy@fatcatbookshop.com or by calling 617-983-0798.

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Ruby and Ruthy.

Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1892. Hard Cover. Sans DW in soiled grey covers with gold lettering and a head and shoulders drawing of a girl with decorative design flowing across and to the bottom. The spine is worn at the top and bottom as is the bottom front corners. All corners have a very slight bend. Edges are soiled.and pages yellowed. There are 8 illustrations.Previous owners name is penciled inside the front cover. Item #3917

Sons and Lovers.

New York: Modern Library, 1922. Hard Cover. Sans DW in green cloth coveres the spine of which is badly faded. There is a single dark stain on the rear cover and a few light stains on the front cover. Corners are very slightly bent, pages are yellowed . A good reading copy. Item #3922

Hooker's New Physiology; A Textbook...

New York: Sheldon & Company, 1880. Hard Cover. Sans DW in worn rust covers. All corners are bent and worn through The spine is worn through at the top and bottom with a 1" ter at the bottom front. The front and rear covers are separating from the binding but still intact. Pages are badly yellowed and fragile. MAny pages are spotted. There are 200 illustrative engravings. Item #3925

Engineering Drawing.

New York: McGraw-Hill, 1947. Hard Cover. Sans DJ in taupe linenesque worn covers. Corners all slightly bents, all worn through. but not shabby. Lettering on spine in gold set on a black tille piece. Minimal wear to edges and top and bottom of spine. Some text neatly underlined in red; seems to be limited to the first three chapters. There is evidence of water damage from the fore-edge in toward the spine about 2". Pages are slightly yellowed. Item #3932